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Earthquake detected in Alabama for second straight day

For the second straight day, a small earthquake has been detected in Alabama, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Instruments detected a magnitude 2.5 earthquake in central Alabama near the metro Birmingham area about 1:36 a.m. Wednesday, the USGS said.


Police Blotter: Gardendale arrests, incidents

Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies. These reports are a matter of public record. This list only represents arrests and all parties are innocent until and unless they are proven guilty in court.


Jefferson County ending misdemeanor marijuana arrests

Alabama’s most populous county will immediately end arrests for misdemeanors including the possession of small amounts of marijuana, officials announced Monday. Officers will begin issuing tickets for nonviolent misdemeanor offenses rather than taking people to jail, Capt. David Agee, a spokesman fo


Video of officers in Alabama hitting woman investigated

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – An Alabama police department is investigating a video of an arrest that shows two Tuscaloosa police officers punching and using a baton to hit a woman during a traffic stop.


Tax dollars help create "ultimate family experience" in Gardendale

The city of Gardendale invested $100,000 from its general fund to create what the mayor calls the "ultimate family experience." WVTM 13's Jeff Eliasoph shows you what residents are getting for their tax dollars in the video above.


Birmingham-Jefferson Co.Transit Authority to offer FREE rides on 'National Get on Board Day'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - (WIAT) It's time to get on Board! The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in National Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25th. The BJCTA will commemorate the value and benefit of public


Most Jefferson County police departments continuing small marijuana arrests

The majority of police chiefs in Jefferson County said their officers will continue to arrest people in possession of small amounts of marijuana, despite a push by county leaders to cite and release instead.


Photo of 3 Alabama men who kept widow company at restaurant goes viral

A photograph showing three men dining at an Alabama restaurant with a newly widowed woman they had just met on April 18, which happened to be the day before her would-be 60th anniversary, has gone viral.


Sewer Town Hall meeting, Interview with Jefferson County Commission Lashunda Scales

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Jefferson County commissioners will address issues that have drawn controversy for years next week. The commission is holding a town hall meeting this coming Monday to face the public about sewer rates, the bankruptcy settlement and the financial status of the county right


Lottery in Alabama? Will it finally happen? Here’s what you need to know

Alabama voters could soon have their say on a statewide lottery. Here’s what you need to know about the latest chapter in the long – and complicated – history of efforts to bring a lottery to Alabama.


Alabama Man Who Noticed Elderly Woman Eating Alone Invited Her To Dine With Him And His Friends

After Jamario Howard found out that the unidentified woman was widowed, he invited her to share a meal with him and his friends. It often doesn’t take a lot to be kind to something, and Jamario Howard and his friends proved that when they invited an elderly woman they saw eating alone to dine with t


The Latest: Alabama police chief 'disgusted' by arrest video

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Latest on a videotaped arrest by Alabama police (all times local):. An Alabama police chief says he's "disgusted" by a video recording showing an officer threatening and cursing a woman during a traffic stop that turned violent.


Alabama Ninth-Grader Dies by Suicide After He Was Bullied for Being Gay: 'He Was Full of Light'

An Alabama teen, who has been described as being “full of light,” tragically took his own life after constant homophobic bullying. His mother, Camika Shelby, says she’s still “shocked.”


2 Alabama corrections officers arrested on drug charges

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two corrections officers in south Alabama have been arrested on drug charges. According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, 25-year-old Darryl Jerome Bradley was arrested over the weekend for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into Station Correction Facility in Elmore


Isolated strong storms possible Thursday for part of south Alabama

Watch out for a few strong storms on Thursday in south Alabama. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has southwest Alabama under a marginal risk for severe weather Thursday as a storm system and cold front push through the area.


FIRST ALERT: Rain, storms return Thursday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - We get to enjoy another full day of dry weather before rain chances climb again tomorrow. Temperatures will likely top off in the low to mid 80s this afternoon. We will continue to see a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day. Southwest winds at 10-15 mph this afternoon. Th


Alabama’s Coach Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and “should be able to return to work in the very new future.” Cain says the right hip replacement was “robotic assisted” at Andrews Sports Medicine, wi


Birmingham police investigating overnight stabbing near Legion Field

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham police are investigating a stabbing that sent one person to the hospital. Officers found the victim early Wednesday morning on 8th Avenue West near Legion Field. But they believe the stabbing happened at another location.


24-year-old Birmingham man dies 4 days after car crash

A Birmingham man has died, four days after he was critically injured in a crash. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Jamaica Shabazz Harris. He was 24.


On this day in Alabama history: Alabama’s first licensed radio station goes on the air

Alabama’s first licensed radio station was launched April 24,1922. Alabama Power launched WSY-AM from a studio near its Powell Avenue Steam Plant in Birmingham. The radio station was used to communicate with isolated steam plants and rural work crews, and the company soon started receiving letters f